Fig, Blue Cheese, Basil and Pancetta on Rocket Salad

Nothing tastes as good as biting into a picked straight-from-the-tree ripe fig warmed by the afternoon sun. Well at least, at that moment in time, nothing tastes better. Wrapping figs in prosciutto or other thinly sliced cured meats and pairing them with honey, balsamic vinegar, nuts and fresh herbs is one of my favorite ways to eat…

Mussels in Saffron White Wine Sauce

One of my favorite types of seafood is mussels; so being in Ireland was quite a treat. Mussels are common and very inexpensive. One kilo costs less than 4 euros. The conversion of 4 euros to dollars is around $4.40. So they are very inexpensive, compared to Denver, where they usually cost around $4 per…

Spinach, Feta, Basil and Sun-dried Tomato Souffle

I love starting out the day with delicious little bites of food. It just gets me going to open the day with wonderful tastes and flavors. Recently I tried the souffles at Panera Bread and thought them to be quite yummy. So yummy, that I had to give them a try at home. I started…

Grilled Pasta Salad (No Mayo)

I can’t believe that summer is almost over and Labor Day is here already. I know everyone says that it seems like the year has flown by and it’s so cliché but this year really does seem like it went by fast. Probably because this is the first summer I’ve had outside in two years…

Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

A gentleman at the community garden shared some green tomatoes from his vines with me over the weekend.  Finally, fried green tomatoes were on the menu.  I had found a sumptuous looking recipe for them on the JustLuxe website that combined green tomatoes with goat cheese and red peppers.  The pictures just made me drool and I had…